Privacy Policy

All card payments made from our website are processed through PayPal’s secure servers using encryption. This will protect your card details when they are transmitted over the internet.

To process and deliver your order we use your name, address, payment details. If the plants or goods are going to someone else, we also need their name, postal address, email address and telephone number.

We do not share your information third parties, other than for the purpose of fulfilling your order/taking payment.

How we contact you

We send you e-mails to confirm orders, and to confirm their despatch. You have the opportunity to subscribe to our Newsletter that is issued twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. This is a good way to keep in touch and learn how best to look after your irises through the year, find out how best to mix colours in your Planting Scenes, and be alerted to a any new introductions.

You can unsubscribe by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ section of the email, or alternatively contact us by emailing us at Please switch on JavaScript to see our email address or by post or phone.

Cookies used by The English Iris Company

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

Our cookies do not contain or pass any personal, confidential or financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors.

The tracking cookies that we use are for Google Analytics. These allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These are anonymous and so don’t hold any private data about you. Nor can they be used to share information about you with third parties.

What exactly is a Cookie?

Cookie is technical term for a tiny text file left on your computer by websites you visit. Each cookie is accessible only by the website that created it, and is used to store useful information on how you use that particular site.

If you know where to look, you’ll find hundreds, perhaps even thousands of cookies stored on your computer’s hard disk. Each one is unique, and relates to a specific website. Don’t panic, a cookie cannot contain viruses or malware and cannot install anything on your computer.

Cookies are useful. When you do an online shop on an eccomerce site and it greets you by name, it’s because it detected the cookie stored on your computer from your last visit. Equally, when you click a “Like” button and your Facebook account automatically opens up showing your profile, Facebook cookies on your computer have allowed this to happen.

Why we tell you about our cookies

It’s the law. The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations have been updated this year, stating that site users should be fully informed about the information being stored in cookies on websites they visit.

What should you do?

If you’re happy with the above then please continue to use The English Iris Company without changing your settings and we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the The English Iris Company website. However, if you would like to you can change your cookie settings at any time.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see previous cookies have been set on your machine, and how to manage or delete them, please visit

If you have any questions relating to our Privacy Policy please contact us.

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